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On the Origin of a Series: Remembrances by Tim Inkster

April is National Poetry Month. Naturally, as a literary publisher that puts out at least a few poetry collections per year, we’re pretty stoked about it. This year, in celebration, PQL’s publisher, Tim Inkster, recalls the humble beginnings of one … Continue reading

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Featured Poetry: The Essential Travis Lane

I have a genuine admiration for the rogues out there—those who don’t necessarily ‘play the game’ but who make an impression on their own terms. For me, this describes M. Travis Lane to a T. Despite living and working far … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: James Pollock on What Makes Daryl Hine ‘Essential’

Whenever we publish a new volume in the Essential Poets Series, it begs the question, “Why include this poet in the series?” or “What makes him or her ‘essential’ in the context of Canadian poetry?” Today, our guest blogger James … Continue reading

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News for November

It’s dark guys. Like, not even 5:00 p.m. and already the gloom is starting to creep in. Gotta love the weather in November, am I right? But there’s hope people! In fact, never mind the darkness. We can still find … Continue reading

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